About the libretto, by Robin Blaser, of Harrison Birtwistle’s opera, ‘The Last Supper’. Written for Glyndbourne Festival Opera, the first version was published in the seasonal programme book, Glyndbourne 2001, pp. 174-9.
‘Sir Harrison Birtwistle has remarked on his fascination with the Last Supper as a moment when ordinary human experience is transformed into ritual. In Robin Blaser, he has found a librettist uniquely able to deepen that perception and pursue it in unexpected directions …’
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